At the fall New Student Orientation, you will learn the ins and outs of being a MacEwan University student—from getting around campus to finding out about student clubs and activities.
Planned activities wrap up early in the afternoon, leaving you the rest of the day to find your classrooms, pick up your ID card and UPass, buy your books, ask questions about financial aid and do a bit more exploring.
At this half-day orientation, you will be treated to a festival of activities: a welcome address, rally events, workshops, tours, a Snapchat contest and prize draws. You’ll meet your peers and shorten your to-do list.
New Student Orientation, City Centre Campus
September 5, 2017
|8:00 – 9:00 a.m.||Campus Tours • Inside Clock Tower doors, Near spiral staircase (Building 6)
Update your internal GPS, meet a MacEwan Ambassador, get to know your campus. Last tour leaves at 8:30 a.m.
|8:30 – 9:15 a.m.||Doors Open • Gym (Building 8, access through 2nd floor)
Pick up your program wristband, find your seat and look for someone with a matching wristband. Listen to the DJ, meet our mascot and check out MacEwan University resources on the big screen.
|9:15 – 10:30 a.m.||Welcome to MacEwan University • Gym (Building 8)
This is your year! Meet fellow students. Learn about your campus from university president Dr. Deborah Saucier, student association president Stephanie Nedoshytko and keynote speaker Bridget Ryan.
|10:30 – 11:00 a.m.||First Year Group Photo • Gym (Building 8, access through 2nd floor)
Capture the beginning of your university experience with a group photo!
|11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Breakout Sessions • Various Rooms (Building 6)
Choose three information sessions, which aim to set you down the path to a fun and successful first year. Each session is about 25 minutes long and will be repeated three times, so you have three chances to catch a session. Start times: 11:00; 11:30; 12:00. Snacks! Prizes!
Money, Money, Money
Find out about student loans, scholarships, awards and bursaries. Learn about different pieces of the funding puzzle.
The Academic Journey
Learn how to access resources, information and support for all sorts of assignments. This session features Student Success Services, the Academic Integrity Office and the University Library.
Mature and Returning Students
If you have been out of school for a while, this session is for you. Get connected to fellow mature students and learn how to handle the new and additional responsibilities of being a student. Explore the strategies, resources and services available to help make your time at MacEwan a success!
What Does SAMU Do for You?
Room 6-106 (Building 6 Cafeteria)
Discover what the Students' Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) - an organization by students for students - can do for you during your time at MacEwan! SAMU staff will talk about volunteer opportunities, clubs, the griff and more.
Week One Essentials
Make your first week, term and year awesome! Topics include paying for a class, changing a course, meeting important deadlines, booking a locker, requesting transcripts and so much more.
Taking Care of Yourself
We care about your mental, emotional and physical health. Staff from Wellness and Psychological Services and Sport and Wellness will provide information on how to maintain your well-being as a post-secondary student.
|11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Campus Tours • Inside Clock Tower doors, Near spiral staircase (Building 6)
Tours continue after the kick-off event in the gym. Tours leave every 15 minutes. The last tour leaves at 12:30.
Information Tables • Room 6-106 (Building 6 Cafeteria)
Learn about a variety of campus services, including the Office of Sustainability, Career Development and Experiential Learning, Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, Sport and Wellness, Security, ETS, and more!
kihew waciston• Room 7-131
Introduce your self to the staff at the kihew waciston, MacEwan's Indigenous Centre and learn about the services they offer. Enjoy this engaging space that is available for all students.
Sport and Wellness Tours • Access Desk (Building 8, Main Floor)
Meet in front of the access desk. Tours of the Sport and Wellness Centre leave every half hour. Tours leaves at 11:30, noon, and 12:30.
|12:15 p.m.||Explore Campus
After the breakout sessions, you can explore the campus on your own. Find your classrooms, pick up your ID card and UPass, buy your books and visit the GIF photo booth!
|1 p.m.||Program Information Sessions • Various rooms
Some programs host their own information sessions in the afternoon. Check your MacEwan email to see when and where your program is hosting a session.
At this half-day event, you will be treated to a marketplace of activities: musicians, speakers, door prizes and information tables. Visit with your peers and enjoy this unique heritage building that overlooks Edmonton’s river valley.
- Use your New Student Orientation passport to explore the services available to you
- Learn about clubs and interest groups
- Meet student association representatives
- Explore the campus
- Enjoy live music
- Buy your books
- Get your student card
New Student Orientation, Alberta College Campus
September 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
In the lobby of Alberta College campus